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    OSCE/ODIHR opens mission to observe local elections in Ukraine
    Sep11

    OSCE/ODIHR opens mission to observe local elections in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on September 9 formally opened an election observation mission for the October 25 local elections in Ukraine. The mission’s deployment follows an official invitation from the Ukrainian authorities. The...

    Russia spurns Ukrainian offer of constitutional status for Donbas
    Sep11

    Russia spurns Ukrainian offer of constitutional status for Donbas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Ukraine’s offer of constitutional status for the Donetsk-Luhansk (Donbas) territory as unacceptable. Addressing an international economic forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on his way back from China on September 4, Mr. Putin dismissed Kyiv’s offer as inadequate in content; unilateral, instead...

    Newsbriefs
    Sep11

    Newsbriefs

    Kyiv officially declares Russia the enemy KYIV – Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership, the news media reported on September 3. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which...

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class
    Sep11

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class

    MOSCOW (JTA) — A newly-established rabbinical seminary in Moscow for Reform Jews received its first class, made up of seven students. The seven — four women and three men — began attending the Moscow Rabbinic Leadership Institute, also known as Machon, earlier this month, the World Union for Progressive Judaism said in a statement Thursday....

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria
    Sep11

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria

    Evidence is mounting that Russia is deploying some of its most capable combat forces to Syria, including a brigade involved in the stealth operation to seize Ukraine’s Crimea territory last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015
    Sep11

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has insisted that the Minsk agreements on regulating the conflict in eastern Ukraine be fully implemented by the end of this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This story made a bunch of Google families cry during its 3rd annual Take Your Parents to Work Day
    Sep11

    This story made a bunch of Google families cry during its 3rd annual Take Your Parents to Work Day

    On Thursday afternoon, about 3,000 Googlers and 4,700 of their parents packed into a giant amphitheater in Mountain View, California usually reserved for the likes of Tim McGraw or Dave Matthews concerts. Hailing from all over the United States — including Montana, West Virginia, and Mississippi — and all over the world — including Ukraine,...

    UN Approves Debt Restructuring Measure Helpful To Ukraine
    Sep11

    UN Approves Debt Restructuring Measure Helpful To Ukraine

    The United Nations voted overwhelmingly September 10 for a new global framework for sovereign debt restructuring aimed at avoiding cases like Argentina’s grinding legal battle with “vulture” creditors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What does Moscow get from offering Assad military support?
    Sep11

    What does Moscow get from offering Assad military support?

    GWEN IFILL: So, what are the Russians up to in Syria, and what’s the impact on the ground? For some answers, we turn to Pavel Baev, a Russian military scholar and the research director at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, and Steven Simon, a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College. He served on the National Security Council staff during...

    News of the day from across the globe, Sept. 11
    Sep11

    News of the day from across the globe, Sept. 11

    The United Nations envoy for Yemen says the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to take part in peace talks in the region next week. Special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed welcomed the commitment of the government, Shiite Houthi rebels and the General People’s Congress to attend the talks. After the central government rejected efforts by...